Ann Maguire Inquest Hears How Teacher Died

Details emerged today of the horrific injuries Leedsteacher Ann Maguire suffered when she was stabbed by a pupil.

The inquest into the 61-year-old's death was told the Spanish teacher died from 'shock and haemorrhage' after receiving an injury to her neck that severed her jugular vein.

She was attacked during a Spanish lesson at Corpus Christi Catholic college in Leeds.

Detective Chief Inspector Nick Wallen, of West Yorkshire police, said the teacher suffered a number of stab wounds, but one to her neck, which severed her major vein, was the fatal injury.

He told the seven-minute long hearing that emergency services were called to Corpus Christi at 11.49am on 28 April.

He said: "They were directed to the top floor modern languages department where paramedics initially attended to Mrs Ann Maguire – a teacher at the school – who was very seriously injured, having been stabbed.

"Mrs Maguire was taken by ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary for emergency treatment. Sadly, she did not survive her injuries and her death was pronounced at 1.10pm."

He told the court that the Home Office pathologist Brian Roger conducted a forensic post mortem examination on the same day at Pinderfields hospital, in Wakefield.

Detective Chief Inspector Wallen said: "Dr Rogers established Mrs Maguire's cause of death as shock and haemorrhage.

"Although there were a number of stab wounds, a stab wound to her neck had severed her jugular vein and was the fatal injury."

He said a second postmortem examination came to the same conclusion.

The inquest was adjourned to a date to be fixed.

Mrs Maguire lived in the Moortown area of Leeds with her husband, who is a landscape gardener and former teacher.

She had two adult daughters and two nephews whom she brought up as her own sons after the death of her sister nearly 30 years ago.

A 15-year-old boy has appeared in court accused of her murder. He is remanded in custody and is due to go on trial later this year.